THERE had not
been enough evidence to prosecute Dunblane
killer Thomas Hamilton
for indecency before the massacre, the
Govern-ment declared last night.
killed 16 primary school children and their teacher at the school
gym in Dunblane on 13 March this year.
also stated last night that it would not be investigating the
actions of the police or the Procurator
Fiscal over the possible prosecutions of Hamilton
before the killings.
into the tragedy, led by Lord
Cullen, heard concerns about Hamilton's
activities when he was running
boys' clubs in the town.
Scottish Office minister, Lord
James Douglas Hamilton said in a written Commons
reply that there had not
been enough evidence to prosecute Hamilton
for acts of indecency from his time as a boys' club leader.
He said there
had been no
evidence under the so-called Moorov Doctrine
in Scottlish law, which allows the reports from several witnesses
to be used as corroborating
evidence of each other. [Ed.
~ Contemptible liar! There were numerous reports and complaints
about Hamilton that were ignored.]
James said: "There was in fact very little
evidence of any acts of indecency on the part of Thomas
Hamilton. So far as can be established no
incident amounting to sexual interference with male children was
reported to the police while
Hamilton was alive.
In answer to
another question, Lord James said that
the actions of the police in reporting
cases to the Procurator Fiscal were
examined by Lord Cullen, who concluded
that there was no evidence of any criminal act on Hamilton's
part before the tragedy.
James said: "In the light of Lord
Cullen's findings, the Secretary of
State sees no need for further investigation into
the actions of the police in making
reports to [the] Procurator Fiscal,
and the Lord Advocate considers that
further investigation of the actions of the Procurators
Fiscal is unnecessary.
James Douglas Hamilton
is a member of the same secretive and highly suspect, masonic
Speculative Society of Edinburgh as
Lord Cullen, numbered
are therefore "brothers"
of Thomas Hamilton with an oath to "defend
a brother's character in his absence as in his presence",
the fifth of the Five Points of Fellowship
- the strongest oath